Want to raise investment for your startup? Our mission is to help you with that!

Note: Our Coaching for Coffee offer is now oversubscribed.

If you are an Entrepreneur serious about raising investment for your startup, then you can still benefit from our discounted telephone coaching program and save £350.

Click on the button below if you want help in achieve your fundrasing goal more easily and quickly than you might think.

This 2-minute video gives you an idea of how the investment screening process works

Benefits of The Startup Race Coaching for Investment programme for you:

  1. Increase your chances and raise investment for your startup
  2. Speed up the investment raising process
  3. Identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to get to
  4. Understand how to get the attention of investors
  5. Reduce the chances of being one of the 95% investors reject
  6. Prevent simple mistakes that will scupper your deal from being completed
  7. Raise investment based on a better valuation of your startup

Unfortunately, the odds are not in your favour – often only 1/100 startups get an investment deal

Your commitment?

  1. One hourly telephon coaching session each week for seven weeks
  2. Homework on activities designed to help you raise investment for your startup more easily and quickly than you might otherwise

How can coaching help you?

  • More than anything else, a coach holds up a mirror and shows you what you are doing day in, day out.
  • A coach helps you to focus on the simple, yet most important activity you need to do every day to achieve your goal.
  • A coach helps you harness the power of reflection so you can break through the barriers that are holding you in place and achieve your goal

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Data based on the Angel Capital Association presentation, ACA, Angel Groups and Angel-backed companies September 2012

How to get started

  1. Click on the Get Started Today button below
  2. Answer the few questions on the Typeform to ensure it is a good fit for you
  3. Provide your contact details
  4. James will contact you to arrange a call to discuss the programme and answer any questions you might have
  5. Meet James every week via Zoom, Skype or phone to work through a programme designed to get you investment ready and raise investment for your startup ASAP



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Who will you be working with?

  • Your coach will be James Shoemark, CEO at The Startup Race
  • He has a track record in coaching entrepreneurs who were successful in raising investment for their startups.
  • He knows many Angel and private investors based in Scotland and America
  • He started his first of seven startups, importing motorcycles from Los Angeles to Edinburgh in 1991
  • He has more than one failed startup under his belt
  • He has over 20 years experience in coaching individuals and groups
  • He is a qualified coach – and wants to help you raise investment for your startup!

James Shoemark CEo at The Startup Race




Whilst The Startup Race’s mission is to help awesome startups get great investment deals, I understand that The Startup Race does not guarantee, nor will provide investment for my startup.

I understand that instead, it will coach me in order to develop my abilities to raise investment for my startup and that it is up to me to put the effort in to get the results I want.

Coaching for investment provided by The Startup Race